Who doesn’t love a supreme pizza? I do! But we barely ever have it. I don’t know why, but something needs to be done about it. Soon, too--it’s so good. What if you could take all your favorites from a supreme pizza and make a soup with them? Yeah, that would be fantastic! That was a thought that was in the back of my head for a while. Onions, peppers, Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, cheese…I’m hungry!
You can have all of these things in a hot, steamy bowl of comforting soup, and have your pizza breadsticks on the side! No delivery charges, no tipping a delivery person, just good, home cooked soup.
Yes. This is soup, posing as a pizza pie.
A while back, I was contacted by Jaclyn, representing Pomi tomato products. She’d read an interview with me at The Hectic Gourmet, and I’d said that I like to stock Pomi in my pantry. It’s true, I do! Why? Because they use 100% all natural tomatoes, are BPA-free and contain no preservatives or additives. I can definitely stand behind that! They taste so fresh and delicious. They also have a new line of sauces, and Jaclyn offered some for me to try.
I had a few ideas for the marinara, but in the end, I had to make this soup. It’s hearty and satisfying, and you can make some breadsticks out of your favorite pizza dough to serve alongside. I made mine plain, but you could brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with herbs, or garlic, some grated cheese--whatever you like!
Supreme Pizza Soup
Makes...a lot. A big potful! Invite some friends over.
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage, crumbled, cooked and set aside
(or links, removed from casings and cooked)
1/3 cup finely diced pepperoni
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup diced onion
2 small (or 1 large) red bell peppers, seeded and diced
16 oz sliced mushrooms
1 (26 oz) carton Pomi Marinara
1 (26 oz) carton Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
2 quarts chicken broth or stock
1 1/2 tsp pizza seasoning
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp black pepper
2/3 cup alphabet noodles, or other small noodle
Blend of shredded Italian cheeses
In a large soup pot, over medium heat, heat a bit of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the pepperoni. Sauté for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, onion, and peppers, and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the mushrooms. Sauté for about 10 minutes or so.
Stir in the marinara, the chopped tomatoes, and the broth. Add the cooked sausage to the pot. Next add the seasonings-the pizza and Italian seasonings, basil, and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil.
When it comes to a boil, stir in the noodles. Bring the soup back to a simmer and cook until the noodles are done, about 5-10 minutes. Taste and check for seasonings.
Serve each bowl with a sprinkling of the shredded cheeses, and some pizza dough breadsticks.
I hope you’ll love this hearty soup as much as we do! If there’s something you absolutely cannot live without on your pizza, you could probably add it to this--within reason. I mean, no pineapple, ok? Olives, ham, bacon, spinach--those would be great! Get creative!